środa, 26 listopada 2014

On my bookshelf #1 | What I’m reading in November

I love reading books! A lot! Especially paper editions, because I like being able to turn over pages, smell the paper and wonder what else will happen on the following pages. But I’m not good at reading just one book at a time – I always have a small stack of already started books, and which one of them I choose to read depends on many factors, such as how much time I have, the place that I currently stay, my mood and whether I want to learn something new or I just want to relax. As currently I’m reading 5 books, I thought I’d share them with you… and this way you’ll find out something about my reading preferences. :)

1. “Marketing Management” (P. Kotler, K. Keller) – 14th edition

Let me start by showing you the biggest book which is „MarketingManagement” by P. Kotler and K. Keller. This book is considered by many to be the managers’ bible… and I totally agree with this statement. What’s even more, I think this is the Bible of Marketing and every marketing specialist should have this book in his bookcase… or read this from cover to cover at least once. I have only 3 last chapters left to read, but I like going back to the earlier chapters and soak up information like a sponge. And don’t be surprised by the title of my book – I bought it in Poland, so that’s why the title is shortened to “Marketing”. ;)

2. “Blogging for Creatives” (R. Houghton)

It is now almost three months since I’ve started blogging so I try to read as many publications (books, articles and blog posts) as possible to improve my blog… and of course myself as a blogger. There’re only a few pages of the book left for me to read, but as you can see one the photo I couldn’t help but mark the most interesting paragraphs (using self-adhesive indexing tabs) to come back to them later.

3. “The 4-Hour Workweek” (T. Ferriss)

There are so many people raving about this book, so it was inevitable that sooner or later I will check myself what all the fuss is about. “The4-Hour Workweek” is about self-development and motivation and is addressed to people who want to learn how to manage themselves in time better, by improving their effectiveness. Although I’m not even halfway there, I can already admit that there’re many helpful tips and tricks worth noting – at least that’s what I do. ;)

4. “Look Behind You” (S. Hodge) 

My passion for reading started with fiction books (in childhood) and this is the type of books that I need to have on my nightstand, because it’s something I enjoy reading the most before going to sleep. “Look Behind You” is a psychological thriller, which is incredibly addictive and makes you rack your brain while reading… so it’s something I like the most! 

5. “Branded Beauty” (M. Tungate) 

And last, but not least, the book that I enjoy reading (and having) the most right now! “Branded Beauty” presents the history and evolution of the beauty business and the most recognizable brands. I bought it last week and I’m currently on chapter 3, but I already noticed that it is a real gold mine of valuable information! And as you can see on the photo above, I’ve already marked pages (it’s only half of the book) in order to quickly move through the beauty brands. I will be definitely reaching for this book while preparing for the series of posts with the same title: Branded Beauty.

I will probably prepare for you the reviews of these books, but only after I read them from cover to cover – I don’t want to judge a book while still reading it.

Of course the list of books that I would like to read grows constantly and I can’t wait to have new publications on my bookstand, e.g. #GIRLBOSS , Pretty Honest or Gone Girl.

And what are the books that you’re currently reading? Maybe you could recommend me some great must-reads? :)

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